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Does voting matter anymore? Does it really matter whether I contact my elected representatives? You probably have considered these questions many times.
Paul Johnson, in his excellent book Modern Times, recounts the 1960 Presidential election where John F. Kennedy squeezed out a victory over Richard M. Nixon. Kennedy supposedly won by only 120,000 votes out of nearly 69 million total votes cast. This victory was clouded by questions concerning the vote count in Alabama and in Illinois, thanks to the Daley machine.
Johnson states that Nixon did not challenge the result of the election because he thought …